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Cancer Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Biotherapy (6th Edition) – eBook

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  • Authors: Bruce A. Chabner, Dan L. Longon
  • File Size: 41 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health; 6th edition
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07H9GT5YP
  • ISBN-10: 1496375149
  • ISBN-13: 9781496375148

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About The Author

Bruce A. Chabner

Dan L. Longo

Dan L. Longo

Dr. Dan L. Longo, MD, is the Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; He is also the Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the  Deputy Editor or New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Thoroughly revised, updated and reformatted, the eBook Cancer Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Biotherapy 6th edition (PDF) reflects recent significant changes in cancer treatment. This newly streamlined 6th edition contains full-color illustrations, more tables for quick reference, and new molecular and immunotherapy targeted therapy content that brings you fully up to date with the state of the art in all current cancer therapies. A must ebook for all oncology students and practitioners.

Review

This latest edition of a hugely successful overview of the scientific and clinical aspects of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biotherapy reflects the great changes in the field in recent years. The ebook also includes a discussion of hormone antagonists used for the 2 most common hormone-dependent cancers, prostate and breast.

The main purpose is to provide the latest information in this area, especially with regards to the basic principles and mechanisms of various commonly used therapeutic approaches in medical oncology. While there are many other books on the subject, the main idea here is to provide a comprehensive view of the multiple treatment approaches.

The ebook is intended primarily for medical oncologists and trainees including residents, students and fellows interested in medical oncology. The ebook may also be well suited for scientists as well as advanced graduate students working on cancer treatment.

The 34 chapters are conveniently organized into 5 broad sections. The 1st section, by far the biggest, covers the basic principles of cancer treatment in the first 18 chapters. Chapters 1-6 each cover the basic aspects such as the role of drugs in target identification, drug development, cancer treatment and regulatory approval, PK/PD, and pharmacogenomics. Following these basic chapters, which kind of serve as a preamble, each of the remaining chapters in this section is devoted to the various commonly used anticancer drugs. Each of the chapters in Section 2 on targeted therapies describes agents used such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors, proteasome inhibitors, CDK inhibitors, MAP kinase inhibitors, and other commonly used including anti-angiogenesis inhibitors.
Sections 3 and 4 deal with hormone antagonists and immune-based therapies, respectively. The latter focuses on monoclonal antibody, cytokine, and adaptive cell therapy for cancer. Finally, Section 5, on aspects of supportive care, covers hematopoietic growth factors, antiemetics, and coagulopathies. Written by leading experts in the field, all the chapters are well thought out and well presented with sufficient illustrations and tables, and impressive bibliographies.

Overall, this is an informative and authoritative ebook that includes experiences from scientists and clinicians working at some of the most renowned cancer centers in the world. Although there are other ebooks on similar subjects, this ebook stands out as unique.

Note: This only contains the PDF of the book Cancer Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Biotherapy 6e. No online access codes are included. The PDF is converted from Kindle version hence page numbers don’t match the original physical book.

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